CM joins condolence for Swami
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 04: With a deep sense of shock over the loss of one of the most illustrious sons of Manipur, condolences continued to pour in over the sad and sudden demise of His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaj even as last rites of the internationally renowned spiritual leader was performed at Radhakund of Vrindavan according to his last wish today afternoon.

Expressing his condolence after three days of the demise of Swami, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in a condolence message addressed to ISKCON Mani Mandir president Ajit Das said 'I am shocked to hear the sudden demise of Shri Guru Maharaj Bhaktiswarup Damodar Swamiji at Kolkata'.

Although the well wishers and others from Manipur tried their best to bring Swamiji to Imphal for the last darshan, we could not do so due to various factors beyond our control, Ibobi said, adding that on his demise we lost forever one of the eminent scholar, a great spiritual leader, who stood for peace, communal harmony and world brotherhood.

The Chief Minister also prayed for Swami's soul to rest in peace.

Although the last samadhi of Swamiji had been performed at Shridham Radhakunda at Vrindavan this afternoon where Bhaktas coming from all over the world pay their last respect to their spiritual Guru, many ISKCON Devotees and well-wishers including the students of Bhaktivedanta Institute Mission Higher Secondary School also offered their Pushpajali to the Guruji during a religious function held at Mani Mandir of ISKCON here today.

Tourism and Rural Development Project of ISKCON (Toubul), ISKCON Nature Cure Hospital and Yogic Ashram (Langol), Shri Shri Govindajee Dhup Arati Marup (Imphal), Touryatrik Kala Vikas Sangha Nata College (Imphal), Manipuri Manoharshai Sabha (Imphal), Cultural Forum Manipur, Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Rural Area Development Centre (Bishnupur), Youth Un-employed Development Organisation (Lamphel), RKCS Museum of Arts and Crafts (Keishamthong), CPI Manipur State Council and Director of Art and Culture Dr Kh Sarojini Devi have also condoled the death of Damodara.